March 25, 2017  

Charlie Sheen Vows to Help Tornado Victims

May 2, 2011 (9:02 pm) GMT
Embattled actor Charlie Sheen is planning a charity event for the tornado victims in Alabama, after a fan wrote to the star asking for help.
Charlie Sheen

Severe storms swept across America over a 24-hour period, beginning on Wednesday, April 27, levelling entire neighbourhoods and claiming nearly 300 lives.

The former "" star, who toured the damaged southern state on Sunday, vowed to help people by organising a benefit, reports the Associated Press.

He says, "I want (to bring) some money, hope, faith and healing to the area."

The actor decided to visit the city of Tuscaloosa after a University of Alabama student reached out to the star via Twitter.com, begging him to perform a relief show to raise funds for the devastated people.

In a response to the request, Sheen wrote, "Alabama; Heading your way. On a recon mission. My Cadre right behind me. You need help. I'm bringing it. DogSpeed."

A date for the event has not yet been announced.

The actor has been raising quite a bit of cash for good causes during tour stops on his one-man "My Violent Torpedo of Truth/Death Is Not an Option" trek across North America - Sheen cut a cheque to the Organization for Bipolar Disorder Awareness in Canada last month and also helped raise funds for disaster relief in Japan. On Saturday he raised $20,000 (GBP12,500) for the family of brain damaged baseball fan Bryan Stow at a show in San Francisco, California.

More Charlie Sheen News

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Nicki Minaj Teases Music Video for David Guetta's 'Light My Body Up' With On-Set Photo
  2. Watch Little Mix's Dreamy Cover of Rihanna's 'Love on the Brain'
  3. 'Walking Dead' Alum Steven Yeun and Wife Joana Pak Share First Photo of Their Newborn Baby
  4. Mama June Feels 'Like Frankenstein' After Skin Removal Surgery. Is She Giving Up?
  5. Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani 'Torn Apart' by Her 'Flirtation' With 'The Voice' Contestant
  6. Katy Perry Reportedly Still Loves John Mayer. Will They Rekindle Their Romance?
  7. Trey Songz Slams Nicki Minaj: She Ain't Had S**t Before Me
  8. Han Solo Movie Adds 'Sing Street' Star Ian Kenny